Atherton's Bellis loses in second round of US Open juniors

Atherton's Bellis loses in second round of US Open juniors
September 2, 2014, 8:00 pm
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In August, Cici Bellis became the youngest American to win at the US Open since 1986. (AP)

NEW YORK  -- The second round once again proved the downfall for U.S. Open darling CiCi Bellis.

The 15-year-old from Atherton, who became an overnight sensation when she stunned 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova in Flushing Meadows' first round, lost her juniors match Tuesday to 17-year-old Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva 7-6 (9), 2-6, 6-1.

Bellis, the top-seeded girl, frequently shrieked at herself after bad shots, at times saying, "Where's your game?" and "That is so lame!"

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It was Bellis' second straight match played on the Grandstand, the third-largest venue, to accommodate her newfound following.

After beating Cibulkova, the Australian Open runner-up, in the main draw to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, she lost in three sets to Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.